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Strength Training Schedule

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I've been trying (and not doing too badly) to ride my bike every day and I go for plenty of walks. I've got good strong leg muscles, so lately, I just otherwise work my strength training between my core and my upper body. Occasionally, my work demands extreme strength in upper body and core and so I need to be diligent, but muscle also needs rest to build, which is why it is best to alternate days for each. Yesterday, I was rolling steel and concrete rollers back and forth and what made it most tricky was the fact that the concrete had seams sticking out that I had to be able to roll past without crushing myself in the process. I'm nearly certain that every muscle in my body was engaged at some point of the process - and my body is still talking to me about it today. I did some modified push-ups and some stretching, just now while waiting for my washing machine to finish and have come to realize that today could very well be a great day to rest all muscle groups! It's pouring rain, so it won't make for a safe day for riding a bike on our busy road. If the rain lets up a bit, I'll try to get out for a walk and call it "active recovery". :) It's also a perfect day to make sure there's lots of healthy meals and snacks prepped and ready for the next round of busy days! :D Pot of veggie chili is ready now. MMM :)
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    2037 days ago
    Everyone deserves a rest day and since your job seems to be strenuous so do you.
    2037 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Is there ANYPLACE THAT IS NOT RAINING NOW?????????? A good sign to stay indoors with the treadmill or climbing up and down stairs. Enjoy your yummy chili and rest.
    2037 days ago
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